A prim spinster meets a fiery young sculptor in the Paris library, and their lives change forever. Intense, tempestuous--and platonic--their relationship feeds their talent and creativity, their Savage Messiah. Director Ken Russell (Altered States, Women in Love) peels the façade from the obsessive, unconventional relationship that fosters one of the great artists of the early 20th century: Sophie Brzeska (Dorothy Tutin), who believes she will never find love, becomes the muse to Henri Gaudier (Scott Antony), the bad boy of the Paris art scene, a man twenty years her junior. They live together; he takes her name; and she inspires him to create brilliant works of art--until his heroic and needless death in World War I at the age of 23.

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Studio
Warner Bros.
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 1972 Turner Entertainment, Co and Warner Bros. Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)

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CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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